Month: December 2014

Cuba: Obama threw away the only leverage he had

In response to: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/77599ce0-8776-11e4-bc7c-00144feabdc0.html Cuba is not a policy success. The only leverage the US had here was riding the failure of Cuba’s traditional sponsors Russia and Venezuela. Cuba was a workers paradise because it had these sponsors. Pressure to deliver economic improvements would have mounted on the Castros and/or their successors even from within …

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